Posts Tagged: Free Word Centre

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Translation Pitch: East and Southeast Asia with PEN Presents

This is your chance to discover brand new literature from East and Southeast Asia. Six translators will introduce you to the books that they’re most excited about: magical realism from Taiwan, a sci-fi love story and an exploration of recent history via art restoration from South Korea, short stories focusing on the female experience from

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PEN Pinter winner Mazen Darwish to visit UK

Journalist and lawyer Mazen Darwish was released from prison last August, after three years in detention in Syria. Founding director of the Syrian Centre for Media and Free Expression (SCM), and a leading human rights activist, he was subjected to torture and enforced disappearance. His wife, the journalist and activist Yara Bader, led the campaign

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Report on crisis for press freedom in Turkey

Ahmet Şιk is an award-winning investigative journalist and author. In Journalism Under Siege, he describes how Turkey’s media ownership has been transformed, leading to a dominance of pro-government media in the country; intimidation, denial of accreditation and firing of critical journalists have further eroded independent reporting. Laws that curtail and criminalise investigative reporting have been

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